"Grill Communication" by Steve Mossberg, edited by Nate Cardin

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Puzzle Notes

Hi all,

You're in for a treat this week! Our very own Steve Mossberg has written a fun and gorgeous, multi-layered variety cryptic that's sure to keep you entertained throughout the holiday weekend.

In addition to his editorial duties at AVCX Cryptics, Steve sets cryptic crosswords for The Wall Street Journal, The Independent (as Mog) and at his own Patreon (which I highly recommend!), Square Chase (patreon.com/squarechase). Steve is easily one of THE premier variety cryptic setters on this side of the pond and we feel quite lucky to be solving during the Mossberg Era. We hope you enjoy this puzzle and, once you've solved, let us know which side you're on!

Next time, it'll be a cryptic from yours truly! Until then, be well and take care.

Nate + the AVCX Cryptics team

P.S. -- Please note that there is no .puz file attached, as a grid with bars is incompatible with that format. The PDF is the preferred format for solving, but two digital alternatives (.jpz and .ipuz) are provided; however, some aspects of the puzzle cannot be viewed in those formats, although the puzzle will still be solvable.